I can honestly say that the pain I felt during the last few miles of the Fargo Marathon could easily be compared to that of child birth; just how I was able to finish without pain medication is beyond me. It literally took every ounce of my being to get to that finish line. I wanted so badly to stop but I never wavered, I stuck it out and accomplished something I had only every dreamt about.
Back in December, I decided to take the plunge and register for my first full marathon. I had always said I would never run a full, I can’t say for sure what had changed but somehow the timing seemed right. I dove in head first without fear or hesitation. I also hired a running coach to help guide me through the uncharted territories I was entering.
Happy Friday peeps! Life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately. With teaching classes and full marathon training my house looks like a bomb exploded in it. After 4 weeks I feel like I’m starting to get into a groove and get some normalcy back. My menu planning and food prepping has really helped during the last 2 weeks.
As I reflect on the past week, I can’t help but feel grateful and full of joy. So much has happened which is making me feel very optimistic about the future. You guys came out to my very first classes as Chocolate & Sanity and provided some great positive feedback. I seriously can’t wait to see where this journey will go, the women I will meet, the community that can be made and the lives that can be changed.
It’s been forever since I’ve written a blog post. No worries, I’m still here, things just got way too crazy around here and something had to give. As you can see a lot has changed since my last post. I got a fancy new logo and website design. I feel like it suits me much better. Thanks for sticking around and reading all my posts. You guys are the best!
Have you ever wanted to wander into the land of the crazies and run a half marathon? Running long distance can sometimes come with unexpected situations. I’ve compiled a list of the 13.1 things no one tells you about running a half marathon.
Happy Friday!! I’ve had the most relaxing week recovering from my race last weekend. It’s been nice spending some quality time with the boys. Some of the highlights this week were we had a Halloween dance at their school (which was a blast!), we baked some cupcakes and enjoyed dressing up in our costumes and we decorated the front yard to get it all ready for Halloween next week. There is excitement in the air around here.